Setaria italica (L.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr. 51 1812. (Syn: Alopecurus caudatus Thunb.; Chaetochloa germanica (Mill.) Smyth; ….; Chamaeraphis italica (L.) Kuntze; ….; ….);
cultigen from China; Introduced into: Afghanistan, Alabama, Alberta, Algeria, Amur, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Borneo, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Cayman Is., Central European Rus, China South-Central, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, District of Columbia, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hainan, Hawaii, Hungary, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Southeast, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Poland, Primorye, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Réunion, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe as per POWO;
Common name: Foxtail Millet, Italian Foxtail Millet • Assamese: কণী ধান Koni dhaan • Bengali: কাওন দানা Kaon dana • Gujarati: કાંગ Kang • Hindi: कांगणी Kangni • Malayalam: തിന Thina • Marathi: राळं Ral • Nepali: Kaguno • Sanskrit: प्रियङ्गुः Priyangu, कङ्गुः Kangu • Tamil: தினை Thinai, கங்கு, Kavalai • Urdu: کنگنی‎ Kangni

¿ Millet ?
Place, Altitude: Rajgurunagar, near Pune … about 2000 ft asl
Date, Time: 26 DEC 09 … 02:49pm
Habitat: crop field
Habit: small herb; perhaps just about 4 ft (cannot recollect)

Setaria italica (Foxtail millet or Italian millet)

nodding ¿ Millet ?

Place, Altitude: Rajgurunagar, near Pune … about 2000 ft asl
Date, Time: 29 MAY 10 … 02:26pm
Habitat: on periphery of crop field
Habit: small herb; perhaps just about 3 – 4 ft (cannot recollect)

Setaria italica (Fox tail millet)

Jan2015sk31 Hooghly – grass seeds for munia : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
These seeds are sold as fodder for munia or finches. A Panicum seed search shows similar looking seeds. I have been told by the seller that he gets supply from Andhra Pradesh. Is it possible to identify species level only by these seeds?

when the birds drop these around feeder some grasses come up…
so it implies that you could de-husk them or soak them a bit  and plant a few and see what come up?
easiest thing to do if you have even 6 inch plot of empty space in the yard

Yes, Didi, I have already conceived that plan…. let me see…

Can it be Panicum miliaceum L.?

one can try with caryopsis as the above sample also contains lemma. and the size of spikelet can be estimated its around 2.5 mm -3mm in size. the surface and the number of nerves can provide you important information.
consult Bor 1960

Many thanks to …, but it becomes more difficult to me to try to get details inside of this fruit-cum-seed. In fact I don’t even have a good magnifying lens. Even then I won’t understand anything at all. Found the book though, can’t have access.

These are seeds of Setaria italica.

Hooghly2015Mar_sk03/03: grass in my home yard : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
… told me to plant a few seeds, and I did. This grass is now about 1 ft tall, recorded a while ago. I will upload when I notice any change in their life cycle. I am certain this is not the usual grasses which grow wild in our home yard.

oh good. so we will find out if it really is setaria?

Yes Didi, but there is a problem, there could be seeds of some other grass which look similar were also present in the packet I purchased. However, let us wait to see which grass this turns out to be.

I thank … again for the ID of this grass. I also thank … for providing me the idea to grow it. Here is the latest update, photographed today and on the 15th this month.
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send these to … and sees if agrees … by the way nice growth and pics

Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please as Setaria italica

Well, it looks like the images in PROTA but would wait for experts.

Setaria verticillata ?

Thank you … for the update. My heartiest thanks to … I also think this is Setaria species, but not verticillata, I have verticillata where … explained how to identify S. verticillata from other Setaria species.


Kaon dhan : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Location Rajnagar Kumarghat Unakoti district Tripura
Please let me know the species

I think this is Setaria italica referred to as Kaon Dhan in Bengali which is often cultivated in Eastern India for the edible grains.

Fox tail milletSetaria italica – cultivated millet, used commonly as bird seed


Sorry for the picture quality, just curious to know the grass kinds in this hilly habitat.
Height : 3 feet approx.,
Habitat : hill top, grasslands, shola,
Date: December 25, 2007
Time : between 17:15 and 18.00
Location: Muthodi- Mullaiyanagiri  hills
Western Ghats, Chikka magalur district Karnataka

– Looks like a cultivated land. The dominating grass (crop) is Setaria italica


Identification required for this plant from Rajouri jandk: 1 image.

I hope Setaria sp.

Setaria italica I hope

Pl. post a habit image.

1 image

Setaria italicaFoxtail millet



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